Cooper Announces Updates to Mark-10 Product Line

This week, we’d like to call our customer’s attention to the fact that some electronic force gauges from our Mark-10 line will be discontinued effective December 31, 2012. There was a previous blog posted some time ago which announced the new products, but most were sold alongside the product they were replacing for the past year or more. Now, even though we’ve touched on it before, we think it bears repeating as some of the older models, including some that have long been perennial best-sellers, will no longer be available come the first of the year.

Introducing the 3i and 5i Series of digital force gauges:

The new Series 5i Advanced Force/Torque Indicator will be replacing the popular BGI gauge. In addition, Mark-10 has introduced the 3i Basic Force/Torque Indicator. The 3i is a smaller and more basic version of the Series 5i. Among its many features, the 5i offers: accuracy of ±0.1%, sensor password protection, 7,000 Hz sampling rate, and data output via USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo and Analog. In comparison, the Series 3i offers: ±0.2%, a 2,000 Hz sampling rate, and data output via USB only. Both of these indicators work with new Plug & Test ™ technology, which allows all calibration and configuration data to be stored within the sensor’s smart connector instead of the indicator, making true interchangeability of sensors possible.

Introducing the Series 3:

The Series 3 Digital Force Gauge replaces the old MG model and is designed to measure both tension and compression. Featuring a sampling rate of 2,000 Hz, a backlit graphic LCD display, and an ergonomic, reversible aluminum housing that allows for hand-held use or test stand mounting, the Series 3 can be used for testing in numerous applications from 0.12 lbF to 500 lbF.

Introducing Series 4 and Series 5:

The Series 4 (which replaces the old model EG) and the Series 5 (which replaces the old models BG and CG) are designed to measure tension and compression in ranges from 0.12 to 500 pounds. Though similar in many ways, they differ in their sampling rate, resolution and amount of on-board memory.

Please contact one of our knowledgeable sales staff if you’d like to know more about any of these new gauges or if you’ve been using a gauge that will be discontinued and you’d like to discuss the proper instrumentation for you application moving forward. You can reach them by calling (800) 344-3921 or

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